Under Georgia law, “wrongful death” is defined as the death of a person caused by the negligent, reckless, intentional, or criminal acts of another person or entity. Wrongful death claims are generally brought by the surviving family members of the decedent.
Attorney Reneau has recovered millions of dollars for the surviving family members and beneficiaries of Georgia wrongful death victims. Representative wrongful death cases litigated by Attorney Reneau include:
Tenants and guests assaulted and killed at apartment complexes because of negligent security
Patrons assaulted and killed at nightclubs because of negligent security
Customers assaulted and killed at restaurants because of negligent security
Auto drivers and passengers killed by negligent drivers
Auto drivers killed by negligent commercial vehicle drivers
Patients killed as a result of medical malpractice
Under Georgia law, surviving family members are entitled to recover “the full value of the life of the decedent without deducting for any of the necessary or personal expenses of the decedent had he lived.” O.C.G.A. §51-4-1. In other words, the surviving family members can recover the value lost (economic and non-economic) by the decedent not living out his or her life.
If you have lost a loved one due to the negligence of another, Attorney Reneau may be able to help you seek compensation from the responsible party.
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